Local Chef to Compete in International Championship


DETROIT — Brian Beland, CMC, and president of the American Culinary Federation’s Michigan Chefs De Cuisine Association has been selected to be part of the American Culinary Federation Inc.’s team of chefs to represent the United States at the inaugural Dubai World Hospitality Championship next week.

“It’s exciting to represent the United States Internationally and I’m honored to be part of this team that gets to participate in such a unique competition format,” Beland said. “We get to showcase to the world the very best in American cuisine, highlighting what we do everyday by creating edible food displays and competing against some of the top chefs in the world.”

The ACF, at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, is fielding a team of chefs to travel this weekend, for this prestigious three-day competition held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Beland, executive chef/director of food and beverage at the Country Club of Detroit, is one of seven chefs selected to be part of the U.S. team that will compete against teams from 11 other countries.

Each day during the competition four different teams will prepare a cold buffet, hot-main course and a dessert buffet in six hours for 50 people and four judges. Teams will be judged on mise en place, workstation and uniform cleanliness, culinary techniques, food safety, presentation of dishes, taste and food texture.

 The participating countries include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, U.S., and Wales.                                                                                                                                                  

To learn more about the Dubai Hospitality Championship, visit dwhc.ae.